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Nevada County Scotch Broom Challenge Is On

This post was written by jd on April 19, 2013
Posted Under: Community Events

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The Scotch Broom Challenge was created in 2007 to address the spread of this highly flammable and invasive plant in our community. The Scotch Broom Challenge started with just a few sites in Nevada County. In the spring of 2012 over 250 volunteers took the Scotch Broom Challenge and pulled broom at 21 sites throughout Nevada County and Placer County.

Local groups and agencies are once again teaming up and taking the Scotch Broom Challenge. We hope to educate and get people motivated in the region to combat this highly flammable invasive weed. Scotch Broom Challenge pulls are generally from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. No experience is needed. Equipment and supplies are provided. All ages and abilities welcome. Sign up online at Scotch Broom Challenge Sign Up or call the Fire Safe Council at 530-272-1122

Bring your family and friends, pick a site and participate in one of Nevada County’s most fun and satisfying challenges.

Upcoming Scotch Broom Challenge sites

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Banner Lava Cap/Gracie Rd, Nevada City

Banner Mountain HOA

The areas to be cleared are the roadsides along Banner Lava Cap Road from Pittsburgh Mine Road to Gracie Road; and Gracie Road from Banner Lava Cap Road to lower portion of Gracie. The Banner Mountain Homeowners Association has been working to remove the broom along these roads for four years. Both roads are fire evacuation routes for Banner Mountain. Broom growing along these roadsides can obstruct drivers’ view of side roads, increase the potential of a fire being started from a cigarette being tossed from a passing car, and more importantly, prevent the use of these roads as an evacuation routes in the event of a major fire. This project site is sponsored by the Banner Mountain Homeowners Association. The site coordinator is Chuck Staetz. To volunteer on this site or any other site please, register with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County by either registering online or by calling 530-272-1122.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Woolman School, Nevada City

Woolman School

Woolman is a semester high school program situated on 230 acres just off Jones Bar. This site is sponsored by The Woolman School. Site coordinator is Jacob Holzberg-Pill. To volunteer on this site or any other site please, register with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County by either registering online or by calling 530-272-1122.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Meadow Vista

Michelle Hamil

Placer/Sugar Pine Roads. This site is on undeveloped land to the South/East of Placer Hills & Sugar Pine intersections. Site coordinator is Michelle Hamil. To volunteer on this site or any other site please, register with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County by either registering online or by calling 530-272-1122.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Adam Ryan Easement

Greater Alta Sierra Firewise Community & ASPOA Trails Committee

This preserve is located in Alta Sierra where Dog Bar road and Alta Sierra drive meet. The 40 acre preserve is now owned by Bear Yuba Land Trust. There is a 1 mile loop trail that is open to the public. The Scotch Broom Challenge has been happening on this preserve for the past four years with great results. This site is sponsored by Greater Alta Sierra Firewise Community and ASPOA Trails Committee. The site coordinator is Joanne Drummond. To volunteer on this site or any other site, please register with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County by either registering online or by calling 530-272-1122.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hoyts Crossing

South Yuba River Citizens League

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) has been working to protect and restore the Yuba watershed for 30 years. In SYRCL’s new strategic plan, we have prioritized the removal of invasive weeds along the South Yuba corridor. SYRCL has adopted a riparian enhancement site at Hoyt’s Crossing on the Bureau of Land Management’s land and is excited to partner with the Scotch Broom Challenge to begin eradication at this popular recreation site. Come join and help SYRCL kick off our new site by removing this pesky weed along the South Yuba River! This site is sponsored by South Yuba River Citizens League. The site coordinator is Adele Rife. To volunteer on this site or any other site, please register with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County by either registering online or by calling 530-272-1122.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nevada County Airport, Grass Valley

Nevada County Airport

Areas adjacent to ramps, taxiways and the runway are in need of Scotch Broom removal. The Nevada County Airport is located at 13083 John Bauer Ave, Grass Valley. To volunteer on this site or any other site please, register with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County by either registering online or by calling 530-272-1122.

 

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